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  • Rubio: 'It Feels Weird to Deport a Valedictorian' (RINO Barf Alert!)

    06/19/2012 1:10:47 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 53 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6/19/2012 | Susan Jones
    ( - Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) says the United States has "a significant illegal immigration problem" and needs to find a "balanced" solution: "I mean, if you do something that somehow encourages illegal immigration in the future, it's counterproductive. On the other hand, it feels weird to deport a valedictorian who has been here since they were four years old and have done well in school. So, trying to find the balance there, that is important," Rubio told Sean Hannity Monday night. "What the President did by ignoring the Constitution, ignoring the Congress, makes it harder to find that balance,...
  • Jose Vargas: Obama's immigration policy has created 'a new normal' (He's an illegal!)

    06/19/2012 7:24:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    MSNBC's The Ed Show ^ | June 19, 2012 | Jordan Michael Smith
    Just days after President Obama inaugurated his new immigration policy, "there is a new normal when it comes to talking about immigration," said Jose Antonio Vargas. "There is a notable shift in the way our country and our politicians are talking about it," he said on Tuesday's episode of The Ed Show. "And I welcome that." A whole generation "now thinks the Republican Party is synonymous with being the anti-immigrant party," said Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who outed himself as an illegal immigrant last year...
  • So Now the President Gets to Decide Who Is an American Citizen?

    06/19/2012 2:33:22 PM PDT · by opentalk · 17 replies
    RedState ^ | June 18, 2012 | Teresa
    I guess Mr. Obama thinks that he is the King of America, rather than the President. Because the last time I checked, the Chief Executive of the United States of America does not have the power to do an end-run around Congress, just because they aren’t doing what he wants them to do. It matters not to Mr. Obama that Congress already took up the issue of the DREAM Act (in 2001, 2009, 2010, AND 2011), but no legislation has ever made it through both houses of Congress (including the two years when Democrats held a filibuster-proof majority in both...
  • Barack in Wonderland

    06/19/2012 6:30:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | June 19, 2012 | Bill Murchison
    When Congress, split seven ways from Sunday on the question, squelched legislation granting resident status for those formerly called "illegal aliens," President Obama said, in effect, so what? -- we'll do it anyway. And so he did it anyway, announcing last Friday the birth of a new immigration policy affecting an estimated 800,000 illegals. These illegals -- according to the president, who invokes the right to "prosecutorial discretion" -- get exempted from deportation for two years. The new policy renders them legally untouchable, in spite of their illegal status. The situation moves beyond factuality. Up becomes down, hot becomes cold...
  • Bloomberg poll: 64% agree with new immigration policy

    06/19/2012 7:19:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/19/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Will Barack Obama get a bump from taking executive action on immigration policy? A new poll from Bloomberg doesn't directly inform on that point, but the change itself gets nearly two-thirds support among likely voters polled. That, however, comes with a couple of huge caveats: President Barack Obama is winning the opening round in the battle over immigration, according to a Bloomberg poll released today, putting Republicans on the defensive with his decision to end the deportations of some illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children[.]Sixty-four percent of likely voters surveyed after ObamaÂ’s June 15 announcement said they agreed...
  • Mexico's leader praises Obama immigration decision

    06/18/2012 1:03:52 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Jun. 18, 2012 | The Associated Press
    LOS CABOS, Mexico Mexico's president is praising President Barack Obama for having the "courage" to limit the deportation of some young illegal immigrants living in the U.S.
  • How Romney Can Win the Presidency - This Week

    06/18/2012 6:01:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies ^ | June 18, 2012 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Obama is perhaps the most divisive President in modern U.S. history. The country is in severe economic crisis -- history books will someday call this the Obama Great Depression. Yet our President doesn’t see fit to deal with the economy in general. He doesn’t make big announcements to save Americans in general. He doesn’t have a plan to create jobs for all Americans. Because for Obama it isn't about America...or the economy...or jobs. It's all about cold, hard, heartless politics. Obama sees politics as divided by race. Everything he does is about division. Obama divides rich vs. poor (with his...
  • Next Phase in Stealing Election: Homeland Security Stops Deportations of Young Illegal Immigrants

    06/16/2012 5:40:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | June 15, 2012 | Tad Cronn
    Faced with falling support among blacks, Jews, women and every other group of supporters President Obama is making a play to boost his popularity among Latinos by doing an end run around Congress again. Unable to pass the Dream Act for the past two years, Obama has ordered his Department of Homeland Security to halt deportations of 800,000 young illegal immigrants who overstayed their visas or snuck into the country when they were 16 or younger. In the next 60 days, Homeland harridan Janet Napolitano announced, DHS will begin handing out two-year renewable work permits to illegal youths who haven’t...
  • Romney Screws the Pooch on Immigration

    06/15/2012 8:14:40 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 165 replies
    National Review ^ | 6-15-2012 | Mark Krikorian
    Okay, maybe that wasn’t the best metaphor, but he fumbled an important opportunity. The problem with the president’s amnesty decree is not that it “makes it more difficult to reach that long-term solution because an executive order is, of course, just a short-term matter — it can be reversed by subsequent presidents.” The problem is that it’s u-n-c-o-n-s-t-i-t-u-t-i-o-n-a-l. You would expect Allen West and Steve King to be forceful in denouncing this usurpation, but even Amnesty John McCain and Rick “you don’t have a heart” Perry were strong. Heck, Lindsey Graham — Lindsey Graham — denounced the move as “possibly...
  • Obama Campaign: Illegal Aliens Are 'Americans in every way but on paper' (Wonderful News)

    06/15/2012 6:49:12 PM PDT · by kristinn · 55 replies
    Obama for America via e-mail | Friday, June 15, 2012 | Katherine Archuleta
    Wonderful news Friend -- Thanks to our president, this nation's immigration policy just became more fair and more just. Effective immediately, the Department of Homeland Security is taking steps to ensure that young, undocumented immigrants who were brought here as children by their parents, and who have followed the law since then, will be able to request temporary relief from deportation proceedings -- and will be allowed to apply for authorization to work in this country. They're a group that we've come to call the "Dreamers" -- and today, the country they love is telling them they should be able...
  • Obama administration to offer immunity to up to 800,000 illegals

    06/15/2012 8:02:36 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 180 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-15-12 | Fox News
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have since led law-abiding lives. The policy change, described to The Associated Press by two senior administration officials, will affect as many as 800,000 immigrants who have lived in fear of deportation. It also bypasses Congress and partially achieves the goals of the so-called DREAM Act, a long-sought but never enacted plan to establish a path toward citizenship for young people who came to the United States illegally but who have attended college or served...
  • The End Justifies the Means (DREAM Act through executive fiat)

    06/15/2012 5:00:30 PM PDT · by neverdem · 28 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 15, 2012 | Mark Krikorian
    The White House decision to enact the DREAM Act through executive fiat is a lawless act. This isn’t even about immigration; it’s about the Constitution. I have repeatedly written that something like DREAM has much to recommend it, though it would need to be very different from the current iteration, which has been voted down in Congress several times. I understand that Senator Marco Rubio has finally put together a final version of his alternative bill and that Senators Kyl and Hutchison have signed on — from my discussions with his staff, I probably won’t like what he’s come...
  • Dream Act 2010 - facebook group, check it out!

    06/15/2012 2:23:26 PM PDT · by jcsjcm · 16 replies
    Well, what do we have here! I knew this would start a stampede on illegals, but it looks worse than I thought! I grabbed a post below for those that don't wish to jump on over there. This will give you an idea of how quickly they are going to move. I'm simply disgusted!
  • GOP Sen. Rubio says deportation leniency is 'welcome news'

    06/15/2012 1:23:30 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/15/12 01:07 PM ET; updated: 2:00 pm | Mike Lillis
    A GOP senator on the short list to be Mitt Romney's running mate is applauding President Obama's move to forego deportations for some illegal immigrants. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said the more lenient policy is "welcome news" for those immigrants who will benefit, though he was quick to knock the administration for acting unilaterally. “Today’s announcement will be welcome news for many of these kids desperate for an answer, but it is a short term answer to a long term problem," the Cuban-American Rubio said in a statement. "And by once again ignoring the Constitution and going around Congress, this...
  • Marco Rubio calls Obama immigration order a 'short-term answer'(RINO)

    06/15/2012 12:14:00 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 151 replies
    latimes ^ | June 15, 2012, 9:51 a.m. | Lisa Mascaro and Matea Gold
    WASHINGTON -- Republican Sen. Marco Rubio-- whose reaction to the Obama administration’s immigration order will likely be one of the most closely watched of his party-- issued a carefully worded statement Friday that called for helping young illegal immigrants but criticized the president’s approach. “There is broad support for the idea that we should figure out a way to help kids who are undocumented through no fault of their own, but there is also broad consensus that it should be done in a way that does not encourage illegal immigration in the future,” the Florida senator said. “This is a...
  • OUTRAGE: Obama Bypasses Congress; Gives Amnesty, Work Permits to 1 Million Illegal Aliens

    06/15/2012 9:18:19 AM PDT · by montag813 · 55 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 06-15-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona He's done it again. After enacting a virtual amnesty-by-decree for 300,000 illegal aliens last August, Obama is once again showing his total contempt for the rule of law by announcing a new amnesty and work permits for up to 1 million illegal aliens - effective immediately.DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced that effective immediately, people who were brought to the United States before the age of 16 and meet certain criteria will be considered for relief from removal from the country or from entering into removal proceedings. Those eligible will receive deferred action for a...
  • Obama's new desperate bombshell to 'recruit' the Latino - vote "amnesty" for illegals

    06/15/2012 9:08:44 AM PDT · by Milagros · 8 replies
    Anything to get elected. The "new" immigration law by propagandist Obama a mere few months before the elections. Obama to order immunity for young illegal immigrants, Los Angeles Times, June 15, 2012
  • Allen West Blasts Obama Overriding Congress on Dream Act as ‘Rule by Edict’

    Responding to Obama’s plan to override Congress in order to grant immunity to young illegals, Rep. Allen West says that we are getting away from representative government and are starting to live under a ‘rule by edict’. He adds that this proposal has more to do with political expediency than finding an appropriate solution to our immigration problem:
  • Immigrant activists plan more campaign protests

    06/11/2012 7:37:23 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Jun. 11, 2012 | E.J. TAMARA/Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES -- Illegal immigrant student activists are planning protests at more Obama campaign offices to pressure him to stop deportations, as students in Denver ended a six-day hunger strike that closed the president's campaign office there.
  • Students Press for Action on Immigration

    05/30/2012 5:59:03 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 30, 2012 | JULIA PRESTON
    Young illegal immigrants, saying President Obama has done little to diminish the threat of deportations they face despite repeated promises, have started a campaign to press him to use executive powers to allow them to remain legally in the The campaign is led by the United We Dream Network, the largest organization of young immigrants here illegally who would be eligible for legal status under a proposal in Congress known as the Dream Act. The young people are among the most visible activists in a growing immigrant movement. Their push to focus pressure on the White House reflects deep frustration...
  • Dream Act students sue to stop Senate filibuster (illegals sue0

    05/15/2012 3:07:59 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 54 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5-15-12 | Stephen Dinan
    Illegal immigrant students and members of the House sued the Senate this week to try to overturn the upper chamber’s filibuster rule, arguing that the 60-vote supermajority requirement violates the Constitution and is blocking important legislation such as legalization for illegal immigrants. If successful, the lawsuit, filed Monday, would rewrite the way the Senate operates — though courts generally have been reluctant to meddle in internal congressional rules.
  • Marco's Constituent Mailbox: A Conservative Way To Help Undocumented Youth

    05/15/2012 3:35:47 PM PDT · by Mich1193 · 16 replies
    Today we encourage you to watch Senator Marco Rubio answer questions from constituents on his proposal to the alternative version of the DREAM Act. Click here or on the image below to watch the full video.
  • Rubio charms Iowa crowd, tries to reframe his Dream Act alternative as 'humanitarian' concern

    05/10/2012 8:02:03 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 18 replies blogs ) ^ | May 10, 2012 | Alex Leary
    As he walked into the Washington Court Hotel today, Sen. Marco Rubio was greeted by members of a business group from Des Moines. "Hopefully you'll see more of Iowa," a woman told him. Rubio laughed. Pictures were taken. Wink, wink. But as he charmed his guests, Rubio also delivered a lengthy and substantive speech about U.S. policy and his vision of American exceptionalism. "If we decline, who rises?" he asked a room full of Democrats and Republicans. A question and answer session that followed pulled out the news of the day when the subjected turned to immigration. Rubio sought to...
  • Maryland GOP gives voters the last word

    05/08/2012 9:11:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 7, 2012 | David Hill
    When Marylanders go to the polls in November, the most interesting races might not involve political candidates. The state’s voters will elect eight members of the U.S. House of Representatives and one U.S. senator, and will help choose a president, but an unprecedented slate of ballot initiatives is expected to set the state’s course on social issues, including same-sex marriage and illegal immigration, and potentially on gambling and congressional redistricting. This will be the first time in 20 years that a voter-petitioned referendum makes the state’s ballot, and as many as three could appear. All were initiated by Republicans who...
  • Senator of Illinois, Dick Durbin-Illegal Aliens for President

    05/08/2012 9:41:38 AM PDT · by Cybercorrespondent · 7 replies
    cybercorrespondent's weblog ^ | 5-8-2012 | cybercorrespondent
    Dick Durbin, senator of the corrupt state of Illinois, who helped Barack Hussein Obama become president, (please watch-, tells illegal aliens that they too could become the president in this great country. Please watch- Cybercorrespondent
  • Rubio hopes to pass DREAM Act alternative by end of summer

    05/07/2012 11:15:27 AM PDT · by Theoria · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 May 2012 | Daniel Strauss
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) aims to have his alternative to the DREAM Act proposal on paper in the next few weeks and passed by the end of the summer. "Our goal is to pass something this summer in time for kids who plan to go to school this fall," Rubio press secretary Alex Conant said Monday. Rubio's proposal would provide non-immigrant visas to illegal immigrants' children who attend college or serve in the military. "So just like lots of people come to the United States on work visas or on student visas or tourism visas or whatever, this would be...
  • Obama’s Cinco de Mayo wish: Signing the DREAM Act

    05/03/2012 3:56:06 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 3, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    President Barack Obama hosted a Cinco de Mayo party at the White House -- "even though it's only tres de mayo, we just like to get the fiesta started early around here" -- and promised to push for a comprehensive overhaul of America's immigration policies if he's reelected. "There's still plenty of unfinished business, including fixing our broken immigration system," he said. "It's long past the time that we unleash the promise of all our young people and make the DREAM Act a reality." Mitt Romney has vowed to veto the legislation, which would allow some undocumented immigrants brought to...
  • California Caves to Illegals ("California Dream Act," allows illegals access to state aid)

    04/27/2012 6:21:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/27/2012 | Elise Cooper
    California is changing its laws in order to be "fair and compassionate" toward illegal immigrants living in the state. Governor Jerry Brown signed the "California Dream Act," which allows illegal immigrants access to state aid at public universities and colleges. In addition, Assemblyman Gil Cedillo (D) along with Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck are calling for illegal immigrants to be given California driver's licenses and to not have their vehicles impounded for thirty days if stopped for a traffic violation. There is also a new California law stating that employers do not have to use E-Verify for state, city,...
  • Rubio Praises U.N., World Bank, IMF for Not Asserting ‘Narrow American Interests’

    04/26/2012 6:52:25 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 109 replies
    cns news ^ | Thursday April 26, 2012 | Michael W. Chapman
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who was elected to his first term with help from the Tea Party in 2010 and who is sometimes cited as a potential GOP vice presidential pick, lauded the United Nations, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for following their respective visions instead of asserting “narrow American interests” in a speech today on U.S. foreign policy. In remarks at the liberal Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., Rubio sketched the advances made globally since the end of World War II as a result of America’s leadership. “The purpose of the institutions we established, from...
  • Valedictorian Facing Deportation Cool to Rubio's DREAM Act Redo

    04/25/2012 9:10:24 AM PDT · by posterchild · 22 replies
    ABC news via ^ | Mon Apr 23, 2012 | Arlette Saenz
    As he starts to preview what his alternative to the DREAM Act will look like, Sen. Marco Rubio often mentions the story of Daniela Pelaez, an 18-year-old valedictorian and aspiring molecular biologist who faces deportation because she is undocumented, as an example for why such a plan needs to be developed. But Pelaez, whose attendance at Dartmouth hinges on her ability to stay in the country, doesn't believe the sketch of Rubio's plan goes far enough. In an interview with ABC News, Pelaez expressed displeasure with the glimpse Rubio has offered of his upcoming proposal, arguing that it is "wrong"...
  • What is Romney's plan? Rubio's Quasi-Dream Act, a Daniel D. Portado (Self-Deportation) plan, ...?

    04/23/2012 4:04:10 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 12 replies
    4/23/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    I can't keep up with what Romney is supposedly going to go with concerning illegals. First it was the ridiculous idea from Romney that illegals will self-deport. Remember Daniel D. Portado? Then there was the buzz that some kind of Kobach plan would emerge. Now there is supposedly going to be some type of Rubio Quasi-Dream Act. Who knows what Romney is going to go with. I guess more poll testing, and/or focus group work from the Romney campaign is needed before a plan emerges.
  • Obama's Immigration Con Part II

    04/22/2012 8:49:04 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 3 replies ^ | 04/22/12 | CaroleL
    In 2008, Candidate Barack Obama promised that if elected he would address comprehensive immigration reform during his first year in office. Four years later, he has vowed to address reform at the beginning of his second term. But rather than admit this is just another campaign promise on which Mr. Obama failed to deliver, his re-election campaign's senior adviser blames a Republican "reign of terror." Appearing on CNN's State of the Union, David Axelrod claimed the president's failure was the result of a "monolithic opposition to everything the chief executive wants to do" and that "a lot of Republicans in...
  • Rubio Wants GOP DREAM Act in Place in Time for Fall College Semester

    04/21/2012 9:36:37 PM PDT · by olcurmudgeon · 83 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | April 20, 2012 | Elizabeth Llorente
    Washington D.C. – Marco Rubio says he wants his version of the DREAM Act in effect by fall, just in time for undocumented students to be able to attend college fall semester. Rubio, in two separate events in Washington D.C., said his plan is still being hammered out, and important details – such as the minimum and maximum age of those who would qualify – were yet to be determined. “We’re involving the DREAMers” in the drafting of the measure, he said, using the term that refers to undocumented youth brought to the country by their parents. “We’re involving the...
  • Discounted tuition for illegal immigrants passes in Senate

    04/09/2012 2:40:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    The Pueblo Chieftain ^ | April 9, 2012
    The Colorado Senate this morning passed a Pueblo lawmaker’s bill that would create a discount rate of college tuition for illegal immigrants who attended high school in the state. ... Opponents contend the bill would create an incentive for illegal immigration to Colorado. They also argue that it presents students with false hope because they would not be able to work legally in the country until they attain citizenship. The bill’s passage in the Democratically controlled Senate was not a surprise. Its first true test will come next, when it is heard by a Republican House committee. A similar bill...
  • Marco Rubio, the GOP and the DREAM Act

    04/08/2012 8:27:40 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | 04.07.12 | Erika Bolstad
    WASHINGTON -- A few weeks ago, Daniela Pelaez visited Washington. A valedictorian at North Miami Senior High, the 18-year-old had just learned she no longer faced deportation, thanks in part to congressional intervention in her immigration case. She visited the nation’s capital the same week a Fox News Latino poll found Hispanic voters favor President Barack Obama six-to-one over any of the Republican presidential hopefuls. Suddenly, there was new life in the DREAM Act, an immigration bill that offers a path toward citizenship for young people like Daniela who came to the U.S. illegally with their parents. Enter Florida Sen....
  • Rubio Working on GOP Version of DREAM Act to Let Younger Illegal Aliens Stay Legally In U.S.

    04/04/2012 10:37:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    CNS News ^ | 04/04/2012 | Edwin Mora
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) says he is working to craft an alternative version of the DREAM Act that would allow younger illegal aliens who came to the United States "through no fault of their own" to stay here legally and, if they wished, get in line to become a citizen. "There is nothing that prohibits them from getting citizenship,” Rubio told the Tampa Bay Times in an April 3 interview in which he explained his plan. “We just don't create a new pathway. The bottom line is they would have a visa of some sort and like they and any...
  • Rubio working on GOP version of DREAM Act to let younger illegal immigrants stay

    04/04/2012 9:17:01 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 42 replies
    CNSNEWS.COM ^ | April 3, 2012 | Edwin Mora - Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) says he is working to craft an alternative version of the DREAM Act that would allow younger illegal aliens who came to the United States "through no fault of their own" to stay here legally and, if they wished, get in line to become a citizen. "There is nothing that prohibits them from getting citizenship,” Rubio told the Tampa Bay Times in an April 3 interview in which he explained his plan. “We just don't create a new pathway. The bottom line is they would have a visa of some sort and like they...
  • Republicans seeking out Hispanics

    03/27/2012 3:04:05 PM PDT · by Pelham · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/27/12 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Republicans want to alter DREAM Act legislation to steal away Hispanic voters from Democrats. Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.), the only Senate Republican of Hispanic heritage and a possible vice presidential pick, is working on an alternative version of the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, which would grant legal status to illegal immigrants who came to the country at a young age and serve in the military or attend college. He declined to provide any details, but confirmed he hopes to have legislation soon. “I don’t have any specifics to announce yet,” said Rubio. “This stuff...
  • More than 20,000 California teachers pink-slipped

    03/16/2012 6:09:21 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 61 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | Friday, March 16, 2012 | Jill Tucker
    More than 20,000 public school teachers in California opened their mailboxes over the last few days to find a pink slip inside as districts dispensed the dreaded news to the educators that they may not have a job in the fall. The layoff notices are preliminary, the districts' best guess at their funding after the Legislature concludes its annual budget fight this summer. But a proposed tax measure on the November ballot offers more uncertainty. Voters could approve a tax increase that would prevent a $4.8 billion trigger cut to education funding, as proposed in the governor's budget. That cut...
  • Dream Act: Jailed illegal immigrant becomes N.C. rallying point

    03/13/2012 11:16:40 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 13, 2012 | David Zucchino
    Reporting from Durham, N.C.— Two weeks ago, Uriel Alberto interrupted a state legislative hearing in North Carolina and declared himself an undocumented immigrant. "I am undocumented and I am unafraid," Alberto, 24, told a North Carolina House of Representatives immigration committee in Raleigh. "I refuse to be bullied and intimidated by this committee and choose to empower my community." Now, thanks to an online petition campaign, Alberto is a rallying point for supporters of the Dream Act, which would give permanent resident status to undocumented students brought illegally to the U.S. by their parents. Supporters have launched a Facebook page,...
  • North Miami valedictorian facing deportation helps draft new law

    03/09/2012 4:15:20 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | 03.09.12 | Alexandra Leon
    Not many high school seniors can say they’ve helped write a bill. North Miami Senior High valedictorian Daniela Pelaez is one of the lucky few. The bill? It’s called the STARS Act (Studying Towards Adjusted Residency Status). It’s a modified version of the controversial DREAM Act, the long-stalled legislation that would allow undocumented students to remain in the country. Pelaez’s struggle with her own immigration status sparked a trip to Washington, D.C., with Congressman David Rivera, R-Miami, to draft STARS. Currently, undocumented immigrants do not begin to accumulate unlawful status until six months after they turn18. Under the STARS Act,...
  • Question: Can Obama issue mass pardons to illegal aliens and register them to vote?

    03/06/2012 2:30:17 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    I have been wondering if the worst President ever would try something like this. Presidents have the power to pardon...if issued millions of full pardons, could the illegals then register them to vote. Thoughts?
  • Dare to DREAM? Expect to Wake Up to a Nightmare

    02/21/2012 10:51:31 AM PST · by gabriellah
    TheCollegeConservative ^ | 02/21/2012 | Elissa Roberson
    Why do people with ethnic backgrounds scream “Foul!” and people in high positions of power jump on the issue “to protect their rights,” yet ignore the needs of law-abiding citizens? Today, there is a new kind of discrimination looming in this great nation. With the implementation of the California DREAM Act (or the Equal Opportunity Act), citizens have been grossly violated and subjected to discrimination.
  • 10 Face Trial In Alabama – Feb. 27th

    02/20/2012 7:13:40 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies ^ | 17 February 2012 | Dream Activist
    Fernanda, Mysia and Cynthia are ready to get back to Alabama to continue to fight and show the real power of immigrants. Now we need your help to make sure we can get them all to Alabama;.
  • Undocumented Migrant Named to Illinois DREAM Commission

    02/18/2012 6:49:32 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | February 18, 2012 | Fox News Latino
    Link only..due to, This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. ©2012 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. Read more:
  • Texas Teacher Suspended for Telling Student: 'Go Back to Mexico'

    02/17/2012 9:08:24 PM PST · by montag813 · 23 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-18-2012 | John Hill
    ARLINGTON, Texas - A two-time “Teacher of the Year” in Arlington is now fighting to keep her job after allegedly telling a Hispanic student to “Go back to Mexico.” Barnett Junior High School math teacher Shirley Bunn has 24 years of teaching experience. But her career could end with what she called a moment of frustration. Bunn admitted she lost her temper on Sept. 30 while distributing Title 1 forms to her eighth grade students. According to public documents, a student who had a history of being disruptive repeatedly asked his teacher for a form printed in Spanish by saying,...
  • Napolitano: Obama’s taken ‘most serious’ actions to secure border in ‘history’ [VIDEO]

    01/31/2012 3:22:33 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 01/30/2012 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano praised President Barack Obama’s administration for taking the “most serious” and “sustained actions” to secure the border in U.S. history. “The Obama administration has undertaken the most serious and sustained actions to secure our borders in our nation’s history. And it is clear from every measure we currently have that this approach is working,” she said in her second annual “State of America’s Homeland Security” address Monday at the National Press Club. Her remarks come after the Obama administration announced that it will begin reducing the number of National Guard troops on the U.S.-Mexico border....
  • Obama draws contrast with GOP on immigration, urging pathway to citizenship

    01/24/2012 9:09:06 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies ^ | January 24, 2012 | Michael O'Brien,
    President Obama drew one of his sharpest contrasts with Republicans at Tuesday night's State of the Union address when he called for Congress to pass legislation giving illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship.The president urged lawmakers to pass comprehensive immigration reform, or, absent that, a law like the DREAM Act that gives immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children a way to earn U.S. citizenship under certain conditions. "I believe as strongly as ever that we should take on illegal immigration. That’s why my administration has put more boots on the border than ever before. That’s why...
  • CU regents could back in-state tuition for undocumented students

    01/24/2012 9:03:37 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    Daily Camera ^ | 01/23/2012 | Brittany Anas Camera Staff Writer
    A legislative measure to extend in-state tuition benefits to undocumented students may get an endorsement from the University of Colorado -- key support from the flagship school that was missing last year when a similar bill was introduced. Joe Neguse, D-Boulder, said he's considering bringing a resolution forward to his colleagues on the Republican-controlled board. Tillie Bishop, a Republican from Grand Junction, could be the swing vote the Democrats need for an endorsement. Last year, Bishop told the Camera he didn't support the legislation, saying illegal students shouldn't be given tuition perks when out-of-state students in the country legally are...
  • Giron reintroduces illegal immigrant tuition bill

    01/12/2012 11:56:13 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Pueblo Chieftain ^ | January 12, 2012 | PATRICK MALONE
    DENVER — Sen. Angela Giron on the first day of the new legislative session Wednesday introduced a modified version of a bill that failed last year proposing to afford illegal immigrants in-state college tuition rates. The Pueblo Democrat’s revamped proposal, SB15, mirrors last year’s bill in that it would allow Colorado high school graduates who have been in the country much of their lives and are pursuing legal citizenship to attend state colleges at the resident rate, but would not grant them state College Opportunity Fund dollars. “None of us want to create an underclass of people,” Giron said. “The...